Feb 23, 2013 4:00am PST
to help her friend, angela nolen, a kindergarten teacher, hire a hitman to kill nolen's ex-husband. they both worked at santag elementary school. the school superintendent reassuring parents and students. >> the events did not involve the schools or any students. and your children are as safe was we can reasonably make them. >> reporter: nolen is accused of paying $4,000 to an undercover police officer she thought was a hitman on tuesday. the job, to kill her ex-husband, father of their 7-year-old daughter. >> mr. strickler was very surprised. >> reporter: his client had no idea. that divorce proceedings were ordinary with no red flags. and angela nolen had full custody of their adopted daughter. >> mr. strickler found out about the alleged plot the day ms. nolen was arrested. obviously, he was in shock and distraught. >> reporter: this morning, the kindergarten teacher and the school nurse accused of plotting a murder-for-hire are both behind bars. >> it's so egregious. you have to look at that and the danger to the community. that's what the commonwealth is worried about.